addftinfo reads a troff font file and adds some additional font-
metric information that is used by the groff system. The font file
with the information added is written on the standard output. The
information added is guessed using some parametric information about
the font and assumptions about the traditional troff names for
characters. The main information added is the heights and depths of
characters. The res and unitwidth arguments should be the same as
the corresponding parameters in the DESC file; font is the name of
the file describing the font; if font ends with I the font will be
assumed to be italic.
–v prints the version number.
All other options change one of the parameters that are used to
derive the heights and depths. Like the existing quantities in the
font file, each value is in inches/res for a font whose point size is
unitwidth. param-option must be one of:
The height of lowercase letters without ascenders such as x.
The height of figures (digits).
The height of characters with ascenders, such as b, d or l.
The height of characters such as parentheses.
The height of uppercase letters such as A.
The depth of a comma.
The depth of characters with descenders, such as p, q, or y.
The depth of characters such as parentheses.
addftinfo makes no attempt to use the specified parameters to guess
the unspecified parameters. If a parameter is not specified the
default will be used. The defaults are chosen to have the reasonable
values for a Times font.
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Groff Version 1.22.3 4 November 2014 ADDFTINFO(1)